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L ............ : .............................................. ........... L ......................... PAGE 6 THE PRESS JULY 18, 2012 FCHC TURNS 6O hosting the event at the Famer's Market, they thought it would be a good way to merge the two com- lntlnity events. A menu of hamburgers, baked beans, chips, and cupcakes made by the dietary departlnent will be served to show the community how much everyone who makes tip FCHC appreciates the commu- nity they serve. "We've been blessed from the very beginning," said Jelinek. From its establishment as St. Ansgar's Hospital in 1952, the Park River hospital has been a community project. A number of organizations -- Paul Famp Ainer- ican Legion Post, Park River Civic Club, the Junior Chamber of Com- merce, the Park River Volunteer Fire Department ...... worked to- gether to tbrm the Park River Hos- pital Association in1944. The Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fargo were asked to help with the prqiect and they became partners, pledging to match each dollar raised with two. The project was postponed un- til after World War II, They finally broke ground in July of 1950. On July 10, 1952, more than 1,000 CONTINHED FROM community members toured the f,a- cility. The hospital opened for busi- ness days later on July 16. The first patient was Mrs. Andrew Cather- wood, who was thefirst of 588 pa- tients from that year. The first baby born was Linda May Wooldridge. She was the frst of 84 babies born that year. Many changes in staff and ad- ministration happened in that first 50 years as well as improvements in the facility and technology. Care providers who currently have privileges at FCHC includ: Joel Johnson, MD, Family Medi- cine; Olukayode S. Omotunde, MD, General and Plastic Surgery; General Practice; Tammy Clemet- son, PA-C; Inder Khokha, MD, Surgeon: Mirza Baig, MD, Gas- troenterologist; Basem Fanous, MD, Podiatrist; Ronald Brockman, MD, Ophthalmologist; Kristi Midgarden, MD; Paula Pengilly FNP; Mental health therapists Erin Martin, MA and Grant Williams, MA, LPC; Dietician Christina Bata; and a number of hearing spe- cialists. One big change was the change of the hospital's name fiom St. Ansgar's Hospital to First Care Health Center. That change oc- PAGE 1 FCHC Auxiliary hits milestone anniversary PARK RIVER, N.D. -- One organization that has been behind the hospital since before the project was completed has been the hospital auxiliary, ha May of 1952 the auxiliary was tbrmed. Over the years they have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the facility. The group was formed with the simple goa ! of helping in any way they can from curtains and televisions in patient rooms to much larger contributions. Since 1992 they have given: $9,000.00 for patient care and equipment $6,000 for the purchase of 2 new computers and for the purchase of a fluid and blanket warmer $5,000.00 to Hospice to purchase equipment for the chemotherapy program at First Care Health Center $4,000.00 for bathroom renovation $21,067.00 for the Emergency Room Fund $4,490.00 tbr a scope for cataract and ear surgery $10,000.00 for Capital Campaign Building Project $10,000.00 for the X-Ray Project They contribute to items sold in the hospital display case as well as at the holiday bazaar. Meetings for the auxiliary are held on the second Friday of the each month at 2:30 PM in the Ambulance Building. CmTent officers are: Dena Larson, President Larissa Schmitz, Vice Presdent Dorothy Novak, Secretary Pat Hell, Treasmer curred in Jan. 1 of 2001 when it was no longer affiliated with Catholic Health Initiative and be- came a community owned health care facility. Dryburgh said that in the past 10 years the hospital has made some very dralnatic changes, starting with the remodeling project com- pleted five years ago. She said that there is a real sense of community ownership when it comes to the facility. The commu- nity has shown its support in nu- merous ways, through support at various hospital funch'aiser events, the capital campaign, the hospital auxiliary, and in one of the most as- tounding votes in Park River his- tory the community passed a one- cent sales tax increase by more than 80 percent of the vote. "It's like your family," Dry- burgh said of the hospital, "'you do what you can to support it." That support has assisted in the technological advancements the hospital has made. Some of the ad- vancements include computer ra- diography and onsite CAT scan, electronic medical record, telemed- icine to name a few. They have received a number of grants and honors. In the last year the three-year wellness grant expired. With it, FCHC was able to assist a number of communities in their efforts to be healthier on their own terms. In the past month, the hospital was honored with the Making a Difference Award. This award has been designed for Critical Access Hospitals that are able to demon- strate that a program or service originally ffmded or supported with Flex funds still is making a differ- ence to the commmfity and service areas. With that, the hospital was able to help a number of local hos- pitals from Langdon to Cavalier to benefit their communities when it comes to critical care, Dryburgh said that making a difference has become a big part of what it means to be a part of FCHC over the past 60 years. "The Sisters motto was doing what needs to be done, and that's what you do," said Dryburgh. "'You do what needs to be done and you hope it makes a difference." The 60th anniversary meal will be served from from 5 to 7 p.m. with special music by Matt Hodek & the Dakota Dutchmen in concert from 5 to 8 p.m. I I o o o o City of Plirk River Regular Council Meeting CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012 AT 7:30 P.M. The City of Park River held their regular meeting of the Park River City Council on Monday, June 11,2012 at 7:30 P.M. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order with the following present: Praska, Blake, Knutson, Lundquist, Byron, Anderson, City Attorney Steve Currie, Public Works Director Dennis Larson, Business Manager Tom Larson, and : .eputy AuditQr Ann Berg. Also present; hris FtateB;arren Denault and Kelly Byron moved to approve the minutes of the May 14, 2012 Regular Council meeting as presented. Blake seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Knutson moved to approve the following bills for payment. Praska seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. GENERALFUND: 27271 72 73 74 75 76 77 2,592.26 78 79 27280 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 27290 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 27300 01 02 03 04 05 06 A.W. 1420 1421 1422 1423 1424 1425 1426 BC/BS of ND 1,533.43 Roger A Johnson 217.15 ASCAP 325.05 City of Minto 105.00 Dale's Small Engine209.03 Demester Cleaning 220.00 Interstate Power Sys Jim's Super Valu 21.78 Leon's Bldg Ctr 16.15 Lon's Hdwr 39.65 Mun Govt Acad 15.00 Newman Signs 652.15 Northdale Oil, Inc 817.44 North Star Coop 1,128.63 Polar Comm. 516.77 PR Airport Auth 76.54 PR Implement 303.46 PR Park District 112.06 PR Public Library 98.25 Glenn Rest 250.00 Samson Electric 49.48 Special Funds 155.86 St Improve Dist #7 736.20 Team Lab Chem 1,702.00 True North Steel 105.99 WC Auditor 9,180.10 WC Press 360.00 MDU 81.48 NDPERS 104.77 NDDOT 10.00 Ace Security Serv 150.00 Discovery Benefits 156.88 NDPERS 148.92 NDPERS 1,044.14 WC Sheriff 350.00 Void 0 Municipal Utilities 6,470.20 52 Keith Anderson 679.32 53 Void 0 27.31 Void 0 54 Stephen Currie 5,661.00 55 Arvid Knutson 679.32 1,662.83 Robert Lundquist 679.32 56 David Praska 679.32 57 1427 Daniel Stenvold 1,358.64 1428 Karl Blake 679.32 1429 Dwight Byron 664.92 EFTPS (WH, SS, MED 6-15-12 Council 1,564.08 1430 Jordan Eidenschink 587.52 EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 6-15-12 169.95 EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 6-15-12 MU 917.44 1431 Galen Bosh OT 31.58 EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 6-15-12 OT 4.47 1432 Jordan Eide,schink 580.52 1433 Sheldon EIIdson 414.63 1434 Shelley MacDonald 77.36 EFTPS (WH, SS, ME) 6-30-12GF 261.47 EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 6-30-12 MU 1,216.36 58 Discovery Benefits 367.62 59 General Fund 6,537.04 31160 NDPERS 521.20 61 NDPERS 17.29 62 NDPERS 2,661.50 63 Postmaster 290.28 6518-27 Salaries 6-15-12 11,443.88 EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 6-15-12 3,134.20 6528 Galen Bosh OT 31.58 6529 Wade Kalgard OT 39.53 6530 ' Stefan Linstad OT 182.36 6531 Void 0 EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 6-15-12 OT 74.56 6532-40 Salaries 6-30-12 11,375.94 EFTPS (WH, SS, MED) 6-30-12 2,825.72 A.W. ACH Charge 11.45 " A.W. NMPA 110,848.06 Water Sur Charge 5,000.00 Water System Repair & Replacement 1,500.00 MUNICIPAL UTILITIES: 31117 Advanced Engineering 3277 6,636.98 3278 18 BC/BS of ND 4,050.77 3279 19 AmeriPride Linen 124.65 3280 31120 Border St Elec 15,836.98 529.68 21 City of Fargo 28.00 3281 22 Consolidated Waste, LTD 6,211.25 16,578.10 3282 23 Demester Clleaning 345.00 3283 24 Discovery Benefits 27.50 3,750.00 25 Don Greicar Excavating 3,900.00 26 Adolph Drtina 16.49 27 Ethanol Products 1,442.79 28 First United Bank 5,627.50 29 Graymont V'estern Canada 5,093.09 31130 Hawkins, Inc 1,054.90 31 Jim's Super Valu 6.99 32 KMB, Inc 1,165.50 33 Lagoon Maintenance 1,774.85 34 Leon's Bldg Ctr 49.55 35 Light & Water Dept 2,570.19 36 Lindell's Mowing 490.00 37 Lon's Hdwr 23.06 38 Municipal Utilities 364.80 39 ND One Call Inc 26.25 31140 Nodak Electric Coop 4,132.66 41 Northdale Oil 594.29 42 North Star Coop 305.54 43 Shirley Peterka 68.71 44 Polar Communications 206.40 45 Pristine Water Solutions 1,306.80 46 Laverne Spanier 40.12 47 Stuart C Irby Co 141.21 48 Water Bd Fd 05 4,830.00 49 Water Rev Bd Fd Phase II 3,450.00 31150 51 WC Press 346.92 Ye OIde Medicine Center Environmental Sys 12,180.00 Joint Powers Reserve NDPERS 565.35 Vedzon Wireless 47.44 SPECIAL FUNDS: PR Park Dist. 10,000.00 ND Public Fin Auth 50.00 WC Press 49.00 Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson 05 Sales Tax Rev Bd Fd PR Eco Dev Corp 1,250.00 PR Hockey Boosters HOSPITAL BUILDING FUND: 1041 US Bank 402.50 125th Fund: 0013 Precocious Pyrotechnics Inc. 3,028.35 Chris Flaten, Warren Denault, and Kelly Kalgard, representing the Briggs Avenue bar owners, requested approval to have a street dance on July 3, 2012 from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM. They also requested approval of beer gardens on the night of July 3, 2012. The Council approved the street dance and beer gardens and asked that the bar owners clean all cans off the sidewalk onto the street and pick up all bottles and garbage along the adjacent streets and alleys. The City of Park River will pay for policing of the street dance. An APPLICATION FOR RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE, with a check for $2,000 was received from PB Properties II, LLC, dba The Alexander House, for the Council's approval. Praska moved to approve the application. Blake seconded and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. An APPLICATION FOR RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE, along with a check for $2,000 was received from The Club Bar & Lounge, Inc., for the Council's approval. Byron moved to approve the application. Anderson seconded and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. An APPLICATION FOR RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE, along with a check for $2,000 was received from Larry P. and Christine Flaten, dba Flaten's Alibi Ba[, for the Council's approval. Blake moved to approve the application. Knutson seconded and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. An APPLICATION FOR RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE with a check for $2,000 was received from Warren Denault, dba The Dug Out Bar, for the Council's approval. Property taxes are delinquent on the property and the application was not signed or notarized. City Attorney S. Currie recommended granting approval of the application contingent upon notification that the property taxes have been paid and that the license application is signed and notarized. Lundquist moved to approve the application with the contingencies as stated by Currie. Praska seconded and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. -.,.'An-APPLICATION.:- FOR RETAtL :!iLitjOR LICENSE, with'a check for $1,200 was received from the Park River : American Legion for the Council's i approval. Knutson moved to approve the :application. Blake seconded and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion "carded. City Attorney S. Currie presented information on an ordinance to regulate the sale of real property by negotiation. Currently, City ordinance provides that if the City sells real property with a value in excess of $1,500.00, they have to solicit bids and be submitted to the City Council for consideration. There is discussion on platting the west ball diamond, which is city park property. Longer range plans would be to relocate both ball diamonds from the "Big Park" and plat that area for residential development as well. The ordinance currently in place does not provide a user friendly process to accomplish these goals. Blake moved to approve the second reading of the following Ordinance: Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Park River that Ordinance 9 is amended to add a new Section 3 to read as follows: Notwithstanding Sections 1 and 2 above, if City property is to be developed and sold for a new residential subdivision or commercial development of property not previously used for that purpose or not previously developed, the property may be sold in a commercially reasonable manner as is customarily utilized for the sale of the type of property involved and the price of the lots set by the City Council in consultation with any other public or private entities that may be involved in the development of the property. Anderson seconded and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. First Reading: May 14, 2012 Second Reading: June 11,2012 Published The Ashley Lions club has withdrawn their request for a gaming site authorization. The Park River Volunteer Fire Dept. presented a Site Authorization for approval to conduct games of chance at the Alexander House beginning July 01, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013. Byron moved to approve the Site Authorization for the Park River Volunteer Fire Dept. Blake seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. The City of Park River received two bids for the east feeder electric conversion. A bid of $125,109.80 was received from Lake States and a bid of $112,802.00 was received from North- Holt Electric. Praska moved to accept the low bid of $112,802.00 from North-Holt Electric, East Grand Forks, MN. Blake seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. D. Larson, PWD informed the Council that there will be an additional charge to re-fuse several transformers. approved a payment of $1,250 from the Sales Tax Economic Development Fund to the PRCDC to support the SBDC. Praska seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. Knutson moved to grant the transfer of the American Legion's Liquor License to the Coliseum for the Pool Fundraiser Dance on June 15, 2012. Blake seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. Blake moved to grant the transfer of the American Legion's Liquor License to the Coliseum for the, following dates; June 22, 2012 for the LaBonte/Larson Wedding Dance, June 30, 2012 for the Legion Street Dance in case of inclement Community Development Block Grant weather, and on July 4, 2012 for the Olde (CDBG) adjustments to remove Tme MUSi?/Dance. Lundquist seconded e utstanding uncotlectable Io.a. s - were-""1]i votel irree:dted discussed City Attorney Curne informed a e "Mot r h o n it y i oioncaried, T eC u c also the Council that the Red River Regional gave permission to the Legion for a beer Council sent all documentation to Zimney Foster P.C. in Grand Forks, who are commercial code experts, and they reviewed the loans and presented a report. The City of Park River does not have any money involved in these loans and the Red River Regional Council was charged with administering the loans. The report on Walkers Grocery found the statue of limitations had expired and the balance of $16,421.00 plus interest should be written off. Byron moved to write off the balance of $16,421.00, plus interest, on Walkers Grocery. Praska seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. The report on Bonnie's Garden Center found that the business was sold to Irvine's Garden Center and the City of Park River approved the transfer of security. Bonnie Klein signed a note promising to pay the balance of $9,245.54 plus interest in installments of which no payments have been made and the statue of limitations has expired. Knutson moved to write off the balance of $9,245.54, plus interest, on Bonnie's Garden Center. Lundquist seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. The report on Dakota Starch, Inc. found there is a possibility that there may be a valid claim still existing against Clark Loftsgard as guarantor. In addition there may be a security interest in the warehouse depending upon the status of the property at this time. Knutson moved to write off the balance of $69,577.26, plus interest, on Dakota Starch, Inc. Anderson seconded, and upon roll call vote, all voted aye. Motion carried. The Park River Sales Tax Committee, upon the recommendation of the Park River Development Corporation, approved $1,250 to support the Small Business Development Center. They provide economic development assistance and support to the area and have worked closely with Kringstad Ironworks and others. This is a $500 increase over previous years as the amount of money the SBDC needs to raise locally has increased. Anderson garden at the street dance on June 30, 2012. T. Larson discussed the bonding of city officials, which includes the Assessor, Municipal Judge, City Auditor, Deputy Auditor, and Billing Clerk. Knutson moved to adopt the following resolution: That the City of Bark River set the bonding limit for city officials at $1:5 million. Byron seconded and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. Mosquito spraying costs were discussed. Byron moved to reinstate a spraying charge of $4 per month per utility account for 3 months starting with the June billing and ending with the August billing. Knutson seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. Knutson moved to approve the first reading of the Planning & Zoning Ordinance: (Ordinance can be reviewed at City Office.) Anderson seconded and upon roll call vote, all present voted aye. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church has asked for permission to block off the street from Harris Ave S to the alley between block one and block two from June 13 to June 15, 2012 for vacation bible school Lundquist moved to grant the request to block the street for the vacation bible school. Knutson seconded, and upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:22 PM. Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Tom Larson, City Auditor (July 18, 2012) City of Park River Re-organizational Council Meeting City of Park River Planning and Zoning Public Hearing PUBLIC HEARING OF THE PROPOSED PARK RIVER PLANNING AND ZONING REVISIONS MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012, AT 7:00 P.M. Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order with the following present: Praska, Blake, Knutson, Lundquist, Anderson, City Attorney Steve Currie, Public Works Director Dennis Larson, Business Manager Tom Larson, and Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Councilman Byron arrived at 7:07 pm. No one was present to object and there being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 pro. Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Tom Larson, Auditor (July 18, 2012) Your s000c for Happy Happnin00s, Walsh County Press 284.6333 CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA, RE-ORGANIZATIoNAL COUNCIL MEETING, TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2010 AT 7:30 P.M. The re-organizational meeting of the Park River City Council met on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Mayor Stenvold called the meeting to order with the following present: Praska, Knutson, Lundquist, Byron, Anderson, Business Manager Tom Larson, Public Works Director Dennis Larson, and Deputy Auditor Ann Berg. Also present: Mike Lorton. Absent: Blake and City Attorney Steve Currie. Mayor Stenvold thanked out-going Councilman David Praska for serving the City of Park River and the residents of Ward 3 for eight years. Praska thanked everyone for making his time served on the Council enjoyable. Mayor Stenvold called on Mike Lorton and welcomed him as the new Councilman representing Ward 3. Knutson nominated Dwight Byron for Council President. Byron nominated Arvid Knutson for Council President. Nominations ceased and upon ballot vote Byron won four votes to one over Knutson, seating Byron as Council President. Lundquist moved to nominate Karl Blake as Council Vice President. Anderson seconded, upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. Mayor Stenvold appointed the following people to serve on the 2012- 2014 Committees. AIRPORT: Stenvold AUDIT: Knutson, Blake, Anderson BUILDING: Knutson, Anderson, Lorton CITY HALL: Anderson, Blake, Lorton EMPLOYEE RELATIONS: Byron, Knutson, Blake FIRE DEPT." Anderson, Byron, Lorton GAMBLING: Lundquist, Knutson, Lorton HOUSING AUTHORITY: Anderson, Lorton INSURANCE: Anderson, Lundquist, Knutson WCJDA: Lundquist JOINT WATER SYSTEMS: Byron, Anderson, D Larson LANDFILL: Stenvold, Lundquist LIBRARY: Stenvold, Blake POLICE: Stenvold, Blake, Lundquist, Byron PUBLIC WORKS: Lundquist, Byron, Lorton STREETS: Byron, Lundquist, Knutson CITY AUDITOR: Tom Larson CITY ATTORNEY: Stephen L. Currie RENAISSANCE ZONE: Karl Blake, Kirk Ham, Tracy Laaveg, Gary Paulson, Steve Rehovsky, Ernie Slominski, Cheryl Welch, and Mary Weltz. PLANNING & ZONING: Daryl Larson, Steve Rehovsky, Bruce Heggen, R. Craig DaN, Kathryn Brandvold, Paula Otto, Nic Beneda, and Jayse Wharam. Byron moved to accept Mayor Stenvold's appointment of Tom Larson as the City Auditor. Lundquist seconded, upon roll call, all voted aye, Motion carried. Anderson moved to accept Mayor Stenvold's appointment of Steve Currie as the City Attorney. Byron seconded, upon roll call, all voted aye. Motion carried. Being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:48 PM Dan Stenvold, Mayor ATTEST: Tom Larson, City Auditor (July 18, 2012)